Br. William Charles Hildebrand

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 10/16/1979
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Worked in OH, KY, PA, HI, CA. Accused in 2014 of abusing students at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, where he worked 1951-61. One person alleged abuse at the school by Hildebrand when in 2014 fellow Marianist, Br. Bernard Hartman, was facing trial in Australia on child abuse charges. The Pittsburgh diocese sought information on other possible victims, and four people came forward with allegations against Hildebrand. Died 10/16/79. Diocese says it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of Marianists apologized in writing to Diocese and students. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the Marianists list of accused 6/24/20. On the Covington diocese’s 7/31/20 list.

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